Janice E. Perlman

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Janice E. Perlman

"Founder and President, The Megacities Project, a non-profit organisation... In addition to her academic and non-profit work, Perlman served as Coordinator of President Carter's Neighborhood Task Force on National Urban Policy; Executive Director of Strategic Planning for the New York City Partnership; and Director of Science, Technology and Public Policy at the New York Academy of Sciences. She was as a Visiting Scholar at the World Bank jointly sponsored by the Urban Unit of the Sustainable Development Division for Latin America and the Caribbean and the World Bank Institute. Dr. Perlman has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1989, was a founding Board Member of ICLEI, (the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives), and has served on the Boards of Science and Technology for International Development, the Committee on Infrastructure, and the Task Force on Mega-Cities of the National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences). She was the host and moderator of the Mayor's Summit at the Davos World Economic Forum and at Habitat II - the World Urban Summit in Istanbul where she also served as a non-profit representative on the US official Delegation. She has consulted for numerous non-profit, governmental and international organisations, including UNDP, UN Fund for Population Activities, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Healthy Cities Project of the World Health Organization." [1]

She is the winner of the 1976 C. Wright Mills Award.


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  1. Global Vision About, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2012.
  2. Global Urban Development Board, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2014.